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Barbera d’Alba DOC ‘Le Ciliegie’

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Tasting Notes

100% Barbera sourced from Le Ciliegie vineyard, where vines are approx. 36 years old. An easy-going Barbera that offers clean fruity notes of red currant and prunes. The vivid acidity keeps this focused and mouthwatering on the lingering finish and makes it an ideal food companion. Try it with fresh pasta dishes, agnolotti and white meats.

- 2012 vintage rated 90 WS

Winery

Giovanni Manzone

Region

Piemonte

Varietal

100% Barbera

Location of Vineyards

Le Ciliegie vineyard in Monforte d’Alba. Vines approx 36 years old.

Orientation

West / South-West

Altitude

1,100-1,300 feet a.s.l

Type of Planting

Simple guyot

Soil

Calcareous-clayey

Type of Cultivation

Sustainable through integrated pest control

Vinification

Harvest takes place in the second decade of September. Maceration on the skins for 10 days at approx 78F.

Aging

Aged in 25-hectoliters casks for 3-4 months, and10 months in stainless steel tanks.

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

4,000 bottles

Oenologist

Giovanni, Mauro and Mirella Manzone